Arriving Portland on a Tues and staying in Tigard 2nights. Would appreciate suggestions for local fare--food more important than atmosphere. Will be returning to Portland on a Mon--staying near airport. Suggestions for dinner? thanks!
Tigard, huh... You'll find lots of little family owned Asian and Mexican restaurants that are not much on atmosphere. And you'll find lots of chain restaurants. If you have a car, you may want to visit Lake Oswego, which is only about five or ten minutes away. Oswego Grill for "local" type fare - seafood, salads, pretty good drinks. Momo is also good for sushi (and great food prices at happy hour). Babica Hen and La Provence in Lake Oswego have excellent breakfasts and lunches. Riccardo's has very yummy Italian food with an AMAZING Italian wine selection. If you like wine, visit the little wine shop/cafe across the parking lot. Hope that helps - I hope you get a chance to experience more of the Portland area just sleepy little Tigard! :o)